- What’s the purpose of marriage in danger of death?
There are specific norms in canon law to relax the formal requirements in danger of death, so not only are such marriages not excluded, they’re even expressly provided for.
On the other hand, marriage is for this life, it doesn’t continue in the next. Death dissolves it.
Is it only symbolic or for things like legitimatising any bastard children with the subsequent marriage, regulating property and inheritance? Or is there more to it?
- What happens with the sacrament in a non-consummated marriage that gets dissolved?
Marriage is sacramental already before consummation. If the marriage is dissolved without consummation having taken place, does that undo or terminate the sacrament? As it doesn’t seem to my theologically ignorant self that the sacrament is conditional on consummation to take place later.